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Quail botanical garden changes their name

Quail botanical gardens has recently changed its name to San Diego Botanical Garden. Although it will always be Quail to me, I like the change. I hope it will give them a well-earned boost in attendance. Want to learn more about their reasoning behind the name change? They explain here.

To celebrate the season, they are lighting up the garden at night with more than a hundred thousand fairy lights. There will be carol singers, a Pointesettia Garden, and hot apple Cider. Add it to your list of things to do to get in the Christmas spirit. Here is their information:

Garden of Lights
December 10 – 23, 26-30
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

After the sun goes down, the Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Many of these lights are LED, which are much brighter than regular lights. Adding to the sparkle is the “Poinsettia Garden,” festively decorated with many varieties of poinsettias. Numerous activities include horse-drawn-wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, visits with Santa, live music, and refreshments. Special Holiday Tales and Tunes for children ages two to six will be offered several nights in December.

Admission: Members, Seniors, Military & Students $8; non-members $12. Children 3–12 $4.

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